War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0008 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF BERMUDA HUNDRED, January 1, 1865.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The balance of the Provisional Division is arriving. Shall I send the West Virginia brigade over to-day?

Very respectfully,

E. FERRERO,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF BERMUDA HUNDRED, VA., ARMY OF THE JAMES, January 1, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER THIRD BRIGADE,

FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF WEST VIRGINIA:

SIR: You will proceed at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning with your command and report to Major-General Ord, commanding Twenty-fourth Corps. You will take your baggage, camp and garrison equipage, &c., with you. You will give strict orders to have your camps left in good order, as other troops will occupy them. You will leave a staff officer in each camp, who will remain until the troops have moved, to see that the huts, &c., are not destroyed.

By order of Brevet Major-General Ferrero:

GEO. A. HICKS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF BERMUDA HUNDRED, VA.,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

January 1, 1865.

Colonel HEINE,

Commanding First Brigade, Provisional Division:

COLONEL: The brigade of Virginia troops will move at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning. As soon as they move you will occupy their camp with your command. You will at once have the breast-works on your line repaired and put in good condition. Tools can be obtained of the engineer officer in charge.

By order of Brevet Major-General Ferrero:

GEO. A. HICKS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., January 1, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General T. M. HARRIS,

Commanding First Division, Army of West Virginia:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct you to encamp the Third Brigade of your division in such place as you can select most convenient to you. This brigade you will place in reserve.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.